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Comment waiting for something better (Score 2) 228

People were waiting for a good Mac refresh in 2016. The macbook pro finally came out but to mixed reviews. The direction Apple is going with their computers is hard to say. More adapters to lug around....Some screens get improvements while others do not...things changed for the sake of change. Why upgrade your 4 yr old computer when the new one has the very same screen? There will be a bump if Apple spends more of an effort to refresh their computer lineup. I have a 4 yr old 11 inch mac air and I still see no reason to upgrade. I am definitely not in the minority.

Comment Isn't the problem more to do with default username (Score 1) 230

Isn't the problem the default usernames and passwords not being changed instead of what ports they are listening on? I know I got an infected raspberry pi because I forgot to change the root password. The pi did need outside access so blocking the ports would have made the device useless to me. Stupid mistake I know but most people don't know. Look at consumer routers and their default usernames and passwords.

Comment Re: Google Keep (Score 1) 286

I switched from Evernote years ago. Using keep and liking that they areconstantly improving it. Text editors are fine and I Use pen and paper less and less. Problem is I lose my paper notes too much or they aren't with me when I really need them. Yes, taking s picture of them is something I do but then they aren't searchable. I also need the notes to sync to every device I use. Those using VI or notepad++ would also need to remember to save those files in a sync folder.

Comment Re:Doubtless, many will probably give up on Apple. (Score 1) 289

People won't even know the headphone jack is missing until it is in their possession and they are asking their geek relative how they can plug in their hello kitty headphones. Due to the elements stuff just doesn't last where I live. I went back to using the headphone jack for everything. cables and headphones are much more reliable and much cheaper to replace when they break or go missing.

Comment Time for the Paid Shills to Earn Their Keep! (Score 4, Insightful) 250

I am eagerly looking forward to reading about how amazing the Windows phone is and how everyone should own one. Every time there is a Windows phone article there end up being more positive comments about the windows phone than there are real life window phone users.

Comment Re: The Original Recyclable Coffee Machine (Score 1) 299

There are paper and metal filters for the aeropress. The paper filters can get quite a few uses out of them before I have to toss it. Never liked Keurig coffee and it seems that every office has one these days and most new hotels put them in the rooms. Even when Keurig was new and trying to pedal their wears in the mall I didn't really the enjoy the taste. This was even before I became a coffee snob.

Comment Re:It's for real this time, I promise! (Score 1) 106

Hey guys! You need to watch out for SARS, H1N1, H151, mad cow, swine flu, Ebola, Zika, etc! It's really dangerous.

When there is a real dangerous pandemic the idiots who cry wolf at the WHO and media will cause the untold deaths of millions.

For those of us in an infected area and are trying to conceive I say thank you for your thought-inspired wisdom. The caring you show for others is your gift to mankind. Let me say one more thing. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I mean it. Without sarcasm like yours life would not be worth it.

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